This month, Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller have been adding cast members left and right to ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’, the long-awaited follow up to the 2005 film based on Miller’s neo–noir Dark Horse comic that is currently in production. Big names including Christopher Meloni, Josh Brolin, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt recently signed on to join the expansive and impressive ensemble, but at Sundance, co-director Rodriguez revealed a few more casting additions, including a big name returning from the first movie.
In an interview with MTV, the one-man film crew revealed that Ray Liotta, Juno Temple, and Jeremy Piven have joined the cast that already includes quite the collection of stars. In fact, they’ve all shot for the film already, with the most recent being Piven, who shot the night before the interview took place.
Additionally, though hesitant to divulge too much information, Rodriguez shared that Bruce Willis will indeed be returning to reprise his role as the hardened, aging cop John Hartigan. After contemplating the proper answer to the question so as to not give anything away, he simply said, “Bruce is back, so you’ll be seeing him.” Considering his character’s fate in the first movie, it’s unclear on how Hartigan will pop up again, but since it’s been noted before that there are prequel elements at play in this new film, that’s probably how the return will be justified. Willis joins Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, and Jamie King in reprising their roles from the first film.
For the whole interview in which Rodriguez touches on these new cast additions, plus talks about JGL’s character and the fact that the sequel is shot in 3D, check out the video below:
With all these new and old characters being added to the film weekly, one character has yet to get a name attached to it: Ava Lord, the title character of the dame. Lord, a former lover of Dwight McCarthy who was played by Clive Owen but will now be played by Brolin, is described as a “manipulative bitch” that uses her good looks and innocence for her own personal gain and amusement. According to Rodriguez, the filmmakers have a few choices in mind, but since the role doesn’t shoot for a few weeks, no casting decision has been made yet. Chances are that we’ll hear who finally wins the part within the next week or two, so stay tuned to ScienceFiction.com as we’ll share the news as soon as it’s available.
‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ is scheduled for an October 4, 2013 release.